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Relax and Recharge with Six Great Getaways

12:00 February 26, 2021
By: Staff

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First, looking to spend some time-off on a beautiful beach? Well, Sandestin, is the place to be. Their Village of Baytowne Wharf features a variety of restaurants, as well as The Adventure Land Playground…right next to some of the prettiest beaches in Florida.

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Next, Picayune in Mississippi is known for their "New South and Old Charm" with plenty of antique shops, outdoor activities, and fine restaurants. The Henry Smith House and the Teddy Bear House Museum are wonderful local landmarks to visit.

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For a short drive from New Orleans, Houmas House and Gardens covers 38 acres of the South's most beautiful gardens, as well as three restaurants, a luxurious inn, and a historic mansion open daily for tours. A great spot for weddings, visit Houmas House for the weekend or just a day. 40136 LA-949, Darrow, 225-473-9380,

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Next, Natchez, Mississippi, is a relaxing getaway along the banks of the Mississippi River. Enjoy a local favorite, Natchez Brewery, with enough time to experience all of the shopping, art, and historical locales that Natchez has to offer, like St. Mary's Basilica.

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Like sunsets? There's no better place to enjoy one than at Portofino Island Resort in Pensacola, Florida. Featuring a prime location on the world's largest barrier island, enjoy amenities including long spa days, numerous restaurants, and beautiful beachfront views. 10 Portofino Dr., Pensacola Beach, 877-523-2016,

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Finally, enjoy a getaway without leaving New Orleans! This year's socially-distanced Lark Picnic in the Park on March 14th will help raise funds for many of City Park's new sites. Get your tickets now before they sell out! 5 Victory Ave., 504-483-9488,

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